Police in North Yorkshire have made headlines after claiming a 13-year-old girl's birthday party devolved into an "all-night techno rave".
Already bizarre without considering Coronavirus concerns, a report by Yorkshire Live says the event started out as your average birthday, but after the children left, the adult organisers turned the part into an 'out of control' rave that lasted through the night and could be heard kilometres away.
Councillor Keane Duncan, head of the Ryedale District Council, slammed the party, saying "this was, in effect, a rave involving 10 to 20 people near Tara Park. It was a 13-year-old's birthday that has gotten out of control."
"We are talking about music blasting so loud it caused major disturbance to thousands of residents within a five mile radius of Malton. Many were left unable to sleep on Saturday night and it then started again on Sunday afternoon."
"Police had turned up and given advice but it was not followed," Duncan added. "In the end, police had to issue a dispersal order after warnings were ignored. As a council we take this very seriously. Officers are working with police to ensure this doesn’t happen again and that those responsible are dealt with."
Hopefully the 13-year-old had a good time.